Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 23, 2014

Rant & Rave for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

-- — Visitation at funeral homes is a great way to show support for a grieving family. Please break from the tradition of having visitors stand in line for hours to greet the family. Simply have family members disperse throughout the crowd and speak to the individuals that came to see them.

Kudos to Ray at Waller Heat/Air! Numerous people have tried to fix my air with no luck. They’d tinker a little and it would work a short time then off again. Then I couldn’t get them back. It took him a 2nd trip to find the problem and fix it, but he did and it’s working beautifully now.

A Huge “Thank You” to Dr. Amanda Hall at Baytree Animal Hospital and the staff. Our dog, Daisy, had minor (major to us) surgery and they were so kind and compassionate; she did really great. They called us and gave us progress reports ; they went that extra mile to help us!!

Maybe it’s me but I don’t understand why talking on my cell phone in a parking lot or store is “ridiculous and dangerous.” Sure, if you’re walking and not paying attention. But let me ask this. You say that if one is talking on his phone then he can’t go a few minutes without a conversation. How do you know that’s not the first call I’ve taken all day? Most of us don’t have landlines anymore so our cell phones ring more than some. If I have a work call come in while I’m in Walmart, I should not answer it because it’s dangerous?

I do my very best to support local business as we have some fantastic local shops and restaurants in town. Please have the courtesy of checking your messages and responding to your customers, or they will be “shopping local” in other towns. If you have a Facebook page, respond to comments and messages. Otherwise, your page is useless and your customers will cease to be your customers.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Just announced in Atlanta that Valdosta came in first in the state for percent decrease in population for year 2013. Albany was No. 4. Do you suppose the City School System demographics have anything to do with this. City folks may not think consolidation was so stupid when we start playing in region A.

    July 10, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    I truly believe if we are forced to accept Obamacare, then all the physicians should be  forced to accept it.

    July 9, 2014

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